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Tweet New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has scooped the MVP Award for both the first and second rounds of this year’s World Baseball Classic but Fernando Rodney, his teammate on the Dominican Republic squad, has been almost as impressive and as entertaining as ever. Besides doing his trademark celebration after recording a [...]
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The Dominican Republic, and Fernando Rodney specifically, doesn’t need any performance enhancers in the World Baseball classic, they have a magic plantain.
Rodney, the Dominican Republic closer, said the plantain speaks to him, though he wouldn’t specify whether it’s in Spanish or English.
“If you keep me close to you, you’re going to get the win,” Rodney relayed to Yahoo...
“All I can continue to tell everyone is our commitment to the fans is never going to change. We will always field a championship-caliber
Justin Morneau (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
team. Is our goal 189 next year? Yes. But only if I’m convinced if the team I see, that we’ve put together, is a championship-caliber team.”
That is what New York Yankees inherited owner Hal Steinbrenner...
New York Yankees 11 — Pittsburgh Pirates 9
Melky Mesa and Kevin Youkilis continue getting into season form in today’s 11-9 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Ivan Nova started today’s game and went five innings. He struggled in the 4th inning and it started with a walk of former Yankee Russell Martin. A hit batter and a pair of double were a part of a three-run 4th inning...
The New York Yankees recently added free agent Brennan Boesch
to bolster the competition in the outfield, and the former Detroit Tigers outfielder
likely isn’t the last veteran general manager Brian Cashman looks at before the
start of the regular season, according to Dan Martin of The New York Post.
“Opening Day’s not till a ways down the line. I’m keeping my...
Yesterday instead of playing against the Phillies, New York Yankees Derek Jeter went to the doctor.
Jeter’s trademark play. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Skipper Joe Girardi said that Jeter’s surgically repaired ankle was feeling cranky.
But according to the New York Daily News, Jeter was sent to Dr. Daniel Murphy where he had an MRI that showed mild inflammation in his ankle...
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Derek Jeter was removed from New York’s lineup against the Phillies on Tuesday for “precautionary” reasons because his surgically repaired left ankle feels “stiff.” He said he might be able to play Wednesday and doesn’t consider this a setback.
“I’m not concerned because I was told this was going to happen,” Jeter said. “From everything I’ve...
Was at Vision Expo East 2013 at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan over the weekend and Bernie Williams of the New York Yankees was there taking pictures and signing autographs. The fiance was tempted to wait online for a picture but everybody and their mother was in line and we actually had some business to attend to. Oh well. It would've been fun...but at least we got to...
While spring training isn’t the time to get up in arms over injuries or players recovering from them, New York Yankees living legend Derek Jeter has been scratched from today’s lineup because of stiffness in his left ankle.
Via USA Today:
New York manager Joe Girardi said that Jeter was flexing the ankle a lot during batting practice. Jeter eventually went to trainer Steve Donohue...
It turns out that the injury to New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, is a bit more serious than the sprained wrist he was diagnosed with a few weeks ago.
In a story courtesy of ESPN, Teixeira confirmed that he has a partially torn tendon sheath, and he isn’t sure how long he’s going to be sidelined.
“This is one of those things I can’t come back too early,” he...
Hannah Davis is a 22-year-old, 5’10″ model who comprises one fourth of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue rookie class for 2013. We’ll take a look at all of them, and see which has the potential to be the next Kate Upton.
Hannah Davis grew up in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Must have been nice to have warm sun and beaches instead of ice and slush all the time.
Ivan Nova struggled in his latest bid to gain the upper hand in the competition for a spot in the Yankees' rotation, giving up four runs Sunday in New York's 11-9 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates highlighted by Melky Mesa's grand slam.
Kevin Youkillis added a two-run shot for New York, and Brennan Boesch had two hits and a sacrifice fly in his second game with the...
Derek Jeter treated fans to some batting practice before a sore ankle sent him home early.
Domonic Brown hit his sixth homer of the spring, Kyle Kendrick threw six impressive innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Yankees 4-1 Tuesday.
Those who came to see Jeter play his first road game of the spring left disappointed because the Yankees captain was scratched from...
Luke Scott didn't have the breakout season he was looking for last year when he joined the Tampa Bay Rays.
He hit only .229 with 14 homers - not what anyone was looking for in Tampa Bay's floundering offense. He was back on the free agent market at the end of the season, but he decided to take Tampa Bay's best offer and give it one more shot with the Rays.
The Dominican Republic is much more than a great place to vacation now (been there; loved it--highly recommend it). The small island nation is now home to the World Baseball Classic champions!
Puerto Rico never had a chance against the DR in San Francisco Tuesday night. Edwin Encarnacion got the scoring started with a two run double in the first, and that would end up being...
Tony Pena passed around the shiny trophy and let all of his players offer their besitos, or little kisses. Robinson Cano passed around a phone as his teammates took turns receiving congratulations from Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina.
''We appreciate that from the president,'' Jose Reyes said. ''This win is all about the Dominican Republic. They...